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Rachid Benhadj
Rachid Benhadj was bom in Algiers. In 1973 he graduated in Architecture in Paris, and in 1975 obtained a diploma in film direction from the Ecole de Cinema- He directed several films and documentary films for the Algerian television. In 1989 he directed his first full-length film, "Louss Sand Rose," which was shortlisted at Cannes Film Festival, and which won a number of international awards.

In 1993, his him "Touchia - Cantique des femmes d'Alger" was shortlisted at Venice Film Festival, where it was favourably received both by the critics and the public.

With Marco Bellocchio he coproduced "L'albero dei destini sospesi" for RAI (Radio Televisione Italiana), which was presented at Venice Film Festival in 1997. In 1999 he directed the internationally coproduced movie "Mirka" starring the Academy Award winner Vanessa Redgrave, Gerard Depardieu and Franco Nero, and which included in the cast also the two Academy Award winners Vittorio Storaro and Gianni Quaranta. Rachid Benhadj is also painter. His works has been exhibited in many international Galleries.





Films
For Bread Alone (Il Pane Nudo)

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